Slip & Falls
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents in Kentucky, Indiana, and throughout the United States. While some slip and falls are nothing more than minor incidents, some result in serious, even catastrophic injuries. In fact, slip and falls are one of the primary causes of head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and concussions. Often, these accidents occur due to unsafe property conditions. Even when a person is being careful, they may trip on torn carpeting in an office building or slip on an unmarked wet floor in a grocery store, causing them to fall and suffer injuries like cuts, lacerations, broken bones, and more.
If you slipped and fell as a result of a property owner’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action. Known as premises liability claims, these actions allow injured individuals to recover fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries and other damages.
At Charles W. Miller & Associates, we represent clients in all types of premises liability claims, including slip and fall accidents. Our legal team understands the impact such accidents can have on your life; we are here to help you fight for the fair recovery you deserve so that you can move forward with your life.
How Unsafe Property Conditions Lead to Slip & Falls
Property owners in Kentucky and Indiana have a duty of care to those legally on the premises. This includes invited guests, customers, employees, and anyone else who has been expressly or implicitly invited to the property. This duty of care involves ensuring within reason that the property is acceptably safe for others. In other words, the property owner is responsible for things like fixing code violations in a timely manner, keeping aisles relatively clear, making necessary repairs to the property, and posting warning signs when there are potentially hazardous conditions.
So, what exactly are “dangerous conditions?” Some examples of unsafe property conditions include:
- Accumulated water, ice, or snow
- Torn or ripped carpeting
- Wet floors
- Uneven flooring
- Broken or missing handrails
- Unsafe staircases
- Spilled merchandise
- Excessively cluttered walkways
- Defective sidewalks
- Insufficient lighting
While the above-mentioned conditions are some of the most common factors in slip and fall accidents, they are not the only dangerous or defective property conditions that can exist. Unsafe swimming pools, unrestrained dogs, negligent security, and missing safety signs/exit signs can all lead to serious accidents that may result in premises liability actions.
Contact Charles W. Miller & Associates Today
Many people are hesitant to pursue slip and fall claims, believing that their accidents and resulting injuries were the result of their own clumsiness or inattention. However, it is very likely that a property owner’s negligence played a role in your accident and, therefore, you are entitled to compensation for your damage. You may have sustained serious injuries that led to substantial physical pain and suffering, expensive medical bills, and time off work to treat your injuries and recover. You should not have to shoulder these financial, physical, and emotional burdens on your own.
Reach out to the Louisville slip and fall attorneys at Charles W. Miller & Associates to learn more about how we can assist you with your premises liability claim. We are prepared to put our 22+ years of combined legal experience on your side and, if necessary, we are ready to advocate for you in the courtroom.
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